The locals and holidaymakers on Pentecost are warned not to swim in Cid Harbor anytime after the shark killed a…
The locals and holidaymakers on Pentecost are warned not to swim in Cid Harbor anytime after the shark killed a man on a sailing trip with friends.
The 33-year-old Victorian died from bite to his left thighs, right-handed and left wrist in the attack at dusk on Monday.
Tasmanian woman Justine Barwick and 12-year-old Melbourne girl Hannah Papps survived after being bitten in the following days in September.
The Water Police, the Queensland Department of Fisheries and other authorities were at Cid Harbor on Tuesday, interviewed witnesses and warned people not to swim there.
The man who had been on the first of a five-day sailing holiday with nine other friends on a 40-foot boat from Cumb
He and a woman had used a standing paddleboard moment before painting, Queens police inspector Steve O & # 39; Connell to reporters.
Despite the friendly efforts of his friends – including two doctors – the man entered cardiac arrest and received CPR before flying to Mackay Hospital.
RACQ crew Ben McCauley said the scene was “totally horrible”.
“He had suffered very serious bites, significant blood loss as well as cardiac arrest,” said McCauley.
The man later died at the hospital and his friends got support on Hamilton Island.
Bitter drums were controversially installed around Cid Harbor after the attack on Ms Papps but they were removed about a week later.
Whitsunday LNP MP Jason Costigan called on the state government Tuesday to immediately re-enter permanent controls saying it fluttered at risk of not having them.
But environmental groups say that random rash is not the answer to prevent shark attacks.
Human Society International Marine Campaigner Lawrence Chlebeck warned drums would give a false sense of security for swimmers and educate people would be more effective.
“Permanent and prominent signs and education to prevent swimming in Cid Harbor would have been much more efficient,” said Chlebeck.
Queensland Fisheries Minister Mark Furner said drums or not, no one should swim in Cid Harbor.
“Like local charter operators, Cid Harbor is primarily a mooring place,” he said.
“The disposal of food scrap can attract sharks, meaning that no one should swim in Cid Harbor under any circumstances.”
One of the previous victims Justine Barwick, sent her sympathy to the family and friends of the man.
“I know he would have got the best of care from Queensland Health Service, including the RACQ CQ R escue helicopter crew and my heart goes out to all involved,” Ms Barwick said in a statement.